When I hit a plateau and was struggling to motivate myself, I started playing with my son. He invited me to play Wii sports with him and I had such a great time that since then we have been setting time aside for mom & Ja's play time. He is an active 11 year old and keeping up with him gets me going every single time.
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I spend more and more time worrying about the little things, when I should really look at what I have. Two great kids, who are my biggest motivators to eat better, do more and relax and play games with them. I keep finding myself wondering what I would do without them, and the answer is simple NOTHING! I keep going because my kids keep going.
I also find it easier to play kickball and run the bases a few times a to keep my energy up all the while playing with my kids at the same time
Trying to get that weekend workout in? Go play with the kids!
Playing with the kids is a fun family activity, which is not only good for bonding, but it's exercise, too! SparkPeople has all sorts of activities listed for you to log, including the general "Playing with the Kids" activity. Go play as your cardio!
Believe it or not every little bit counts. Cleaning, playing with your kids, going for short or long walks, playing a game on the wii (can be great exercise), just give it a try, I have and so far it is working.
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